|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1 cm|
|Object type||Diary, Typescript|
Creedon, Daniel Bartholomew
|Place made||Ottoman Empire: Turkey|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM93 12/1/86|
First World War, 1914-1918
|Copying Provisions||Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition|
Creedon, Daniel Bartholomew (Private, b.? - d.1917)
Original diary written by 589 Private Daniel Bartholomew Creedon, 9 Battalion, Gallipoli, 1915-1916, while a prisoner of war of the Turks. Also includes a typed transcript of the original diary.
Creedon began writing his diary on 29 February 1916 as "Part 1 Life in Turkey", with the events that led to his capture, 28 June 1915. Creedon was wounded in both hands in a feint action at the Valley of Despair on that day. After being captured, Creedon met up with other prisoners (W. Allen; I King and John O'Callaghan) and the platoon commander (Lieutenant J.). The diary covers the period of capture until the last entry on 10 April 1916. Creedon died while still a prisoner, 27 February 1917.
Biographical note: Private, 9th Bn, AIF. Creedon was captured by the Turks at Gallipoli, 28 June 1915, and died (possibly due to gangrene) as a prisoner of war of the Turks, 27 February 1917.